JQ (Creator/Director/Benedick/Borachio) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater with Funk It Up About Nothin.' Born and raised in Chicago, he made his Off Broadway debut when he laid down the beats as DJ/Composer for The Bomb-itty of Errors. Along with the Bomb-itty guys, J wrote and starred in the hip-hop/sketch comedy TV show, Scratch and Burn (MTV). For his co-creator/brother's film, Just Another Story (Showtime), he created the score and original soundtrack. J produced the solo hip-hop album Foul Mouth Poet under his moniker J.A.Q., and other albums including Smashing (The Grommits), The Good Thief (Postell), The Feel Good Album Of The Year (Q Brothers), Panty Tart Rodeo, 15 Fingers (Them vs. Them), and the eponymous debut and sophomore follow up Return of The Retar (The Retar Crew). He is also a rapper in "The Retar Crew" with fellow cast members Jackson, Pos and G. He is currently the co-host (with oldest brother TQ) of Smallflower TV, a video blog about natural health and body care based on Merz Apothecary, their 135-year-old family business.
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